The Jim Neal campaign seems to be redefining the art of grassroots politics in North Carolina:
At 7:30 pm on Tuesday evening, 15,000 to 20,000 people in every county across the state will be gathering at precinct meetings. It’s politics at the most local, grassroots level as regular citizens meet to elect delegates to their county Democratic Party conventions.
And Jim Neal, the Greensboro native running for U.S. Senate, will be there.
Neal is reaching out to precinct chairmen and has sent campaign materials for every meeting - bumper stickers and buttons - to distribute to local activists, along with a letter thanking attendees for their civic involvement.
In addition, prior to Tuesday’s meeting Neal’s campaign called and made personal contact with 1,200 precinct chairs from Wilkes to Carteret, from Orange to Mecklenburg and all other counties in between.
Most people think of political campaigns as TV and radio commercials. But Neal’s message to the thousands of citizens can’t be tuned out or lost in the static of the airwaves - he is reaching people on a personal level. Neal’s sending a strong message of commitment to local activists like no other campaign has ever done.